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319 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 688-5747
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Photo of Arthena Mayfield Arthena Mayfield
Feb 29, 2020 5

Great store!! I enjoyed my visit!

Photo of Hakim Ziyad- Bey Hakim Ziyad- Bey
Jun 4, 2017 5

Wide selection of rare items. My wife loves the Fulani earrings. Artist are actually there selling their art during shows.

Photo of Marilyn Burkman Marilyn Burkman
Feb 11, 2020 5

Lovely eclectic store. Beautiful clothing in fabrics that are bright and exotic. Saw two incredible hats today and purchased one. The jewelry made me want to spend more time but i will look more on my next visit.

Photo of Cyril Hall Cyril Hall
Nov 21, 2019 5

Great place to purchase African Cultural clothing and jewelry

Photo of Tricia Dean Tricia Dean
Oct 26, 2019 5

Love this place! Great prices, wonderful staff and beautifully unique items!

Photo of Joi Whittington Joi Whittington
Sep 24, 2019 5

There's always plenty of unique pieces here: purses, clothing, jewelry, art... What do you need?

Photo of Katwren Anderson Katwren Anderson
Aug 11, 2019 5

Great shop with extensive wares. Got this gorgeous top.

Photo of Sherry Bridges Sherry Bridges
Aug 3, 2019 5

I absolutely love this store! Customer service is OUTSTANDING!! They have the best products - original - authentic - ethnic- one of a kind. This will be my "go to store" for sure!

Photo of Wendy Sutton Wendy Sutton
Jun 29, 2019 4

After walking by this place many times when I was downtown, I stopped in to take a look. There was such a wide variety of African clothing, jewelry, art and just about everything else you can imagine. I even bought a Dashiki. I recommend anyone to stop by and see all this place has to offer.

Photo of Sophia V Sophia V
Oct 3, 2018 5

Really nice authentic African fabric here for descent prices... I really appreciate how much there is to look at and see in Exotique Boutique. Nice sales people too.

Photo of k. h. k. h.
Mar 31, 2019 5

a wonderful store to visit for all of your african needs

Photo of Gladies Williams Gladies Williams
Mar 22, 2019 5

Loved this store. Interesting items and friendly staff.

Photo of Jelisa Massey Jelisa Massey
Feb 23, 2019 5

Just left the store and the smell is amazing! No more oils from big business stores. Bought waist beads and oils and this was a very personal experience. Don’t just walk there RUN there.

Photo of Noel Haroon Noel Haroon
Dec 18, 2021 5

It's like being in all the best ethnic shops in the world. The staff is friendly and very helpful.

Photo of Steven Mora Steven Mora
Oct 21, 2021 5

A Durham gem. Wonderful friendly people, interesting merchandise and the best lemongrass oil anywhere.

Photo of Anthony Clay Anthony Clay
Oct 22, 2021 5

Had a great experience at Exotique, if your looking for unique hand crafted items look no further!

Photo of Ayesha Paul Ayesha Paul
Jul 23, 2021 5

I love shopping here

Photo of Artavia Lineszy Artavia Lineszy
May 15, 2021 5

I have found my dreams wrapped up in brick and mortar. The store was so many items I was overwhelmed. I will be back. I need time to wander and touch without feeling like I’m in someone’s way. If you are of the diaspora you will love this store. If you’re not from the diaspora you can at least appreciate the store.

Photo of Kierra M Kierra M
Feb 9, 2021 5

I love this African boutique! This is one of the rare Gems of Durham! If you haven’t been please go. Exotique is the place you go to find unique, one of a kind finds. In a world where everything is so “copy and paste” same ole same ole, it’s a relief that I get to live so close to a rare Gem like Exotique.

Photo of Charleitta Herring Charleitta Herring
Jan 31, 2021 5

I had the PURE PLEASURE of going to this AWESOMELY UNIQUE shop a few days ago. First of all, my Sister and I drove 45 minutes from Wendell, NC! I am NOT fond of Durham AT ALL! Yet, the SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE and truly one of a kind items!! A MUST have is the Coco Mango Shea Butter made by the Owner’s Beautiful Wife!! I FULL SUPPORT BLACK OWNED BUSINESS! And I assure you that I will DEFINITELY be coming back to Exotique SOON!

Photo of Chalice Overy Chalice Overy
Dec 4, 2020 5

I love this place! Stopped by today for some Christmas shopping. There are always so many unique pieces.

Photo of Isme Donnie Isme Donnie
Nov 4, 2020 5

All sorts of exotic clothing and art, buy the scented oils too. A little on the expensive side but thats because its imported from actual African locations!

Photo of Jerrod “Shallah” Gordon Jerrod “Shallah” Gordon
Oct 4, 2020 3

Love the things I see from afar... Nice pieces of art and other things to catch the eye... Can't wait to visit in person... Hope to be as excited and up the stars

Photo of Christine Holton Christine Holton
Sep 17, 2020 5

Friendly and warm service, beautiful jewelry and a variety of fabrics. Love the selection of art and cards too. I love to visit this place!

Photo of leah leah
May 28, 2022 5

I've only been here twice but I love the clothes and customer service.

Photo of Paul Bailey Paul Bailey
Jun 30, 2022 5

Cool store... That BlackGold is a hidden treasure works very well for my hair/beard

Photo of Ronald Baxter Ronald Baxter
Feb 10, 2022 5

Wide selection of rare items. My wife loves the Fulani earrings. Artist are actually there selling their art during shows. Ask for Hakim by name he is always helpful and he can look at a face and see challenges far in advance in time to keep things in check. They have a line of deodorant that does not hurt my sensitive skin. There is even a knowledgeable notary public there or on call just a few minutes away. Some of my favorite items are the hand bound journals the bamboo spears and staffs with the crystal or glass tips. My wife loves the henna artist that can come to the store and create henna works of art that are breathtaking. The unique collection of books like "Fatina and the gold Adornments" by S.M. Sheikh. Then, there is the jewelry. One of a kind artisan made pieces that stand out in a crowd. The bags like the over the shoulder denim two tone blue bag put such a smile on one customers face I had to take a picture. 😳 Exotique is one of thoses stores that you have to visit several times a year to get the full breathe of the items that are constantly brought up and replaced with a seemingly endless supply of eclectic gems from over 40 local artists from around the world. Where else are you going to find a Nnenna Freelon's grammy nominated cd selling next to an 8 year olds first commissioned very beautiful art "two dogs". I took pictures but go see for yourself and let me know if I am off even a little bit.